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Face a Book: The Reading Challenge

Face a Book: The Reading Challenge | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
50 Books; 50 Readers & 50 Days
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Deadline 2037: the making of the next Oxford English Dictionary

Deadline 2037: the making of the next Oxford English Dictionary | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
New chief editor Michael Proffitt is preparing the third edition of the venerable dictionary, expected in about 23 years’ time. How is the organisation coping with the information overload of the digital age?
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Library love

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Koffler fetes its school connection
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www.writersmelon.com: Author Interview : Ambalika Bhattacharyya

www.writersmelon.com: Author Interview : Ambalika Bhattacharyya | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
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Does listening to an audiobook provide the same intellectual advantages or rewards as actually reading the book? : books

Does listening to an audiobook provide the same intellectual advantages or rewards as actually reading the book? : books | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
Curious as to what some of my fellow Redditors think. Edit: Wow, this made it to the front page. Go /r/books! Also, there has been minor confusion p...
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Best-Ever Teen Novels? Vote For Your Favorites : NPR

Best-Ever Teen Novels? Vote For Your Favorites : NPR | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
To add a little drama to your summer, NPR is assembling a list of the best young adult novels ever written. Let the voting begin!
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This Was the First Word Processor Ever Used By a Novelist. It Weighed 200 Pounds and Had to Be Brought in Though the Window

This Was the First Word Processor Ever Used By a Novelist. It Weighed 200 Pounds and Had to Be Brought in Though the Window | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
Would best-selling novelist Len Deighton care to take a walk? It was 1968, and the IBM technician who serviced Deighton’s typewriters had just heard from Deighton’s personal assistant, Ms.
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Jagjit Singh's 72nd birthday: Google posts a doodle on the ghazal maestro

Jagjit Singh's 72nd birthday: Google posts a doodle on the ghazal maestro | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
Jagjit Singh looks at you with his calm eyes from the Google doodle on his 72nd birth anniversary.
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William Dalrymple: a life in writing

William Dalrymple: a life in writing | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
There's a midlife crisis element to this book. I used to do a lot of this stuff in my 20s. But at 47, I didn't plan to get shot at in Kandahar Interview by Stuart Jeffries
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

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20+ Free Online Libraries - Getting Smart

20+ Free Online Libraries - Getting Smart | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
It’s a shame more people are not aware of the wide array of free online libraries. Databases, books, videos, audio recordings and e-books are available, just waiting to be viewed and used.

Via reuvenwerber, Dennis T OConnor, Lourense Das
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Top 20 Star Wars Graphic Novels, Part 3 of 4 « Good Comics for Kids

Top 20 Star Wars Graphic Novels, Part 3 of 4 « Good Comics for Kids | My Dear Book | Scoop.it

As we anticipate the future of Star Wars under Disney, let’s continue our series on my top 20 Star Wars graphic novels published by Dark Horse Comics.

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Are Ebooks Any Good?

Are Ebooks Any Good? | My Dear Book | Scoop.it

Checking out books from the school library will start to take on new meaning as more teachers and parents insist on 24/7 access in school and at home. Instead of waiting for library day at school, students can log in at any time (provided they have access to a computer and can find the password that might be on that flier at the bottom of their backpack) and browse digital bookshelves. In some media centers, children may be able to borrow Nooks and iPads to take home. More likely, they will start pestering their parents to let them use theirs.

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To Read is to Fly

To Read is to Fly | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
"To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”  - A C Grayling,...
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Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a
lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for
using Google search and other apps more effectively to further your education.
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This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading - Wired Science

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading - Wired Science | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
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Book missing for more than 150 years returned to Kentucky library

Book missing for more than 150 years returned to Kentucky library | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
A history book overdue at a Kentucky college library for at least 150 years has finally made it back to the circulation desk.
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What's the fine worth?

 

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Book Review: Don't Ask Any Old Bloke for Directions

Book Review: Don't Ask Any Old Bloke for Directions | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
Imagine being on the road. A gentle breeze ruffling your hair, bypassing greenish flora guarding you on both sides, with nothing between you and the road
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Top 10 Los Gatos Library Science Fiction Novels

Top 10 Los Gatos Library Science Fiction Novels | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
The rankings are for the week of April 3-10, 2013.
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Scientia

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                                       History of microorganisms' discovery Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) was one of the first people to observe microorganisms, using a microscope of his own ...
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There is adda and then there is ADDA

There is adda and then there is ADDA | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
My first thought on hearing about the ADDA Tours was of its Bengali namesake renowned for unlimited conversation and food. On the contrary, what
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Freedom of Expression Toolkit: A Guide for Students by UNESCO

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A very valable document for new generation activists.

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11 Book Adaptations That Got 2013 Oscar Noms

11 Book Adaptations That Got 2013 Oscar Noms | My Dear Book | Scoop.it
Oscar nominations for 2013 were announced this morning, and this is clearly a great year for book adaptations. Five of the nine Best Picture nominations are book adaptations.
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Film Review: ‘Life of Pi’ Offers a Menagerie of 3D Delights, While Conveying the Book’s Heady Themes | School Library Journal

Film Review: ‘Life of Pi’ Offers a Menagerie of 3D Delights, While Conveying the Book’s Heady Themes | School Library Journal | My Dear Book | Scoop.it

The wide appeal of the 3D film adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi (Harcourt, 2002), opening on Wednesday, November 21, is never in doubt from its opening moments on. Giraffes glide through a misty, pastel- colored garden; sloths hang from tree limbs; deer dart through foliage; and a hummingbird flutters off and back on screen.

 

Director Ang Lee puts on quite a show, taking full advantage of technology to make Martel’s allegorical/metaphorical fable as tactile a viewing experience as possible. Look out for the tiger’s claws. They come right at you.

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The Bully in the Backpack: There’s no limit to the cruelty of online bullies. Here’s what you can do.

The Bully in the Backpack: There’s no limit to the cruelty of online bullies. Here’s what you can do. | My Dear Book | Scoop.it

Madi W. knows what it’s like to be hounded by death threats, nasty phone calls, and racist jibes. Four years ago, kids from her middle school in suburban Maryland started attacking her by cellphone, text messages, and on social media sites.

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